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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

April 17, 2019

DERMS platform for grid management and virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation

Offers a DERMS platform to manage various types of distributed energy resources (DERs) for utilities in order to provide grid management or virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation for participation in grid services Has designed its platform to manage a wide range of DERs, including flexible loads, ... read more.
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Ntopology
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Function-based generative design platform for additive manufacturing

Develops generative design software products for 3D printing Products include Element Pro software and the nTopology Platform Differentiators include the nTopology Platform's independence, combinatorial geometric representation technologies, and simulation-based and function-driven design ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence for finance, e-commerce, and service sectors

The company was founded by Yu Wu (CEO), Yunfeng Liu (CTO), Linding Wen (Product Director), and Hu Xiao (Marketing Director); three of the four co-founders previously worked at Tencent and have solid technical backgrounds in deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), and search engines. So far... read more.
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Atomwise
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

AI platform for discovering new drug molecules

The company was founded by Abraham Heifets, Izhar Wallach, and Alexander Levy in 2012; Abraham serves as the CEO, Izhar as the CTO, and Alexander as the COO; all three of them appear to have extensive experience in machine learning; Alexander also appears to have had some experience starting a ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

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April 16, 2019

Patent analysis tools using machine learning and NLP

The company offers a patent search and patent landscape analysis tool targeted at nonexpert customers (e.g., an engineer in a research and development organization, as opposed to a patent lawyer) The company claims that Teqmine's technology is differentiated by its easy-to-use user interface, ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Transcription and captioning based on AI-driven speech-to-text engine and human verification

Uses proprietary speech-to-text engine to process audio content and generate text; also uses human-in-the-loop to edit the text so as to improve the accuracy of results to 99% and improve performance of the engine via adaptive learning Engine usually needs two to three months and 1,000 hours of ... read more.
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Deepiq
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Cloud-based platform to monitor and optimize oil and gas assets

The company was started by Viswanath Avasarala (CEO) in 2016, who previously worked at relevant companies including GE Research, Schlumberger, and SAS and has technical expertise in machine learning and big data analytics as well as some entrepreneurship experience; the company has not publicly ... read more.
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Primer
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Miraj Mainali

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April 16, 2019

Software to automate analysis of large text datasets

Develops software solutions that use natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to automate the analysis and synthesis of large text datasets, which includes extracting information, identifying key insights, and generating output as human-readable text and graphics Provides value by... read more.
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Safeai
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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 16, 2019

As we described in a recent report, many of today's applications of AI involve supervised pattern recognition capabilities like image classification or speech recognition. Moving beyond these capabilities to more complex human tasks requires higher levels of reasoning and planning to not just ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Last month, Lux co-organized the Materials Informatics for Industry conference with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) at Northwestern University. NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the lead ... read more.

Analyst Insight

The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.